Arrest in Christmas Day gas station robbery

MIDDLETOWN, Del. - January 7, 2014

Paul Forbes, 31, of Middletown, is charged with robbing the Valero station at 4434 Boyds Corner Road.

According to police, it was shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Christmas when Forbes allegedly entered the store, walked behind the counter, and confronted the cashier.

Police say he implied he had a handgun, threatened the 20-year-old female employee, and demanded money.

The worker handed over cash and Forbes fled, police say.

Police identified Forbes as a suspect from surveillance video and interviews and arrested him on Friday in Townsend, Del.

He was charged with Robbery First Degree and is being held on $15,000 Secured Bond.

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